Culture and the Media looks at the relationship between what we term ‘media’ and ‘culture’, asking the question: where does one end and the other begin? Written in a lively and accessible style, this book introduces and contextualises the range of different approaches to the study of both of these fields.
Using a lively range of examples and case studies – including moral panics in the British media around punk rock in the 1970s, critiques of consumerism in the films Fight Club and American Psycho, and the YouTube-captured ‘violence’ of protests against student fees – Culture and the Media shows how theoretical and disciplinary debates over the meaning of the media and culture relate to our everyday cultural experiences.
– Chapter 1: Culture is (not) the Media
- ‘Culture and the Media?’ What and the What?
- Familiar Impossible Terms
- The Extremities of Culture
- (Un)Popular Culture
- Barbarian, Philistine and Popular Culture
- Culture versus the Media
- Culture as Media
- The Disagreement of Culture
– Chapter 2: Media is (not) the Culture
- Media (and) Messages
- Interconnectedness, V.1
- Interconnectedness V.2
- Interconnectedness V2.1 (Supplement)
- Shop Around
- Media and Cultural Agency
- Interconnectedness V3: Disconnectedness
– Chapter 3: Media Representation and its Cultural Consequences
- Editing Culture: From trivia to tradition
- Mediatized Ideas, Mediatized Bodies
- Mediatized Politics
- Violent Demonstration: A Mediatized Logic
- Demonstrations of Violence
- Playing War Games
– Chapter 4: Filming Culture
- Post-Cinematic Effects
- Classic Cinematic Effects
- Media Culture and Coercive Mimeticism
– Conclusion: The Tangled Web
Paul Bowman is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at Cardiff University, UK. His previous books include Deconstructing Popular Culture, Interrogating Cultural Studies, Post-Marxism versus Cultural Studies and The Truth of Žižek.
More information : http://us.macmillan.com/cultureandthemedia/PaulBowman